I want to add the host to my vnx5400 directly without san switch. I want to know what are the prerequisite and connectivity for attaching host directly to VNX.
Can anyone please help me to do this i am new to the VNX.
Your quick help will be appreciated.
For direct attach, it's the same as for a switch, except you can only connect as many paths as you have HBA's (fiber channel or iSCSI). If your host has one HBA, you can only connect one cable to the array. So you should have at least two HBA's so you can connection one HBA to SPA and the other HBA to SPB to have failover protection.
Go to this link and select VNX Series, then in the VNX Server Tasks, select Attach a Server and follow the wizard.,
Thank you Glen!!! for this information. It was really useful.
The link was useful too.
I will check with this and will come back here if any query.